Lighting Challenge #29: Pixar Tribute: Gusteau's Kitchen (Ratatouille)

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  01 January 2012
Lighting Challenge #29: Pixar Tribute: Gusteau's Kitchen (Ratatouille)

Please enjoy reading through this thread as an archive, but it is closed to new posts. You can still download the old models and also post your entry in order to ask for feedback here

Welcome to the newest lighting challenge!

One important skill in lighting is being able to match the look and feel of a render to a backplate, another shot, concept art, photograph, film, etc..

Recently from one of CGSociety's Hardcore Modeling Challenges, Pixar Tribute, A participant by the name of Sapna Mondol has graciously donated a tribute scene of Gusteau's Kitchen from Pixar's film, Ratatouille. Your goal for this challenge is to collect reference images and then replicate a similar look to a scene in the film. This is not an easy task by any means, the original kitchen took many artists an incredible number of hours to complete. You will have about 3 months to complete this challenge, April 22nd 2012.

Here are some sites with references to get you started:


  • Since the film Ratatouille is property of Pixar I ask that you do not post any images or videos from the film in this thread. I will have to remove them if you do.
  • If posting your own rendered images or video of this scene anywhere out of this thread, please credit Sapna Mondol for the modeling.
  • Use any 3d software and techniques you would like.
  • Changes to the scene are allowed but not required.
  • Post your work in progress by replying to this thread so you can receive feedback
  • Feel free to share any extra information or breakdowns to show your techniques or lighting set-up.
  • Ask questions and give feedback
  • Enjoy yourself!
You can download the 3D scene files from the following, if you can provide a file format not in this list, please PM me:

MAX 2012


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